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Original article | International Journal of Progressive Education 2019, Vol. 15(3) 108-122

Children’s Geometric Understanding through Digital Activities: The Case of Basic Geometric Shapes

Bilal Özçakır, Ahmet Sami Konca & Nihat Arıkan

pp. 108 - 122   |  DOI: https://doi.org/10.29329/ijpe.2019.193.8   |  Manu. Number: MANU-1903-07-0003.R1

Published online: June 03, 2019  |   Number of Views: 16  |  Number of Download: 91


Abstract

Early mathematics education bases a foundation of academic success in mathematics for higher grades. Studies show that introducing mathematical contents in preschool level is a strong predictor of success in mathematics for children during their progress in other school levels. Digital technologies can support children’s learning mathematical concepts by means of the exploration and the manipulation of concrete representations. Therefore, digital activities provide opportunities for children to engage with experimental mathematics. In this study, the effects of digital learning tools on learning about geometric shapes in early childhood education were investigated. Hence, this study aimed to investigate children progresses on digital learning activities in terms of recognition and discrimination of basic geometric shapes. Participants of the study were six children from a kindergarten in Kırşehir, Turkey. Six digital learning activities were engaged by children with tablets about four weeks in learning settings. Task-based interview sessions were handled in this study. Results of this study show that these series of activities helped children to achieve higher cognitive levels. They improved their understanding through digital activities.

Keywords: Digital Learning Activities, Early Childhood Education, Basic Geometric Shape, Geometry Education


How to Cite this Article?

APA 6th edition
Ozcakir, B., Konca, A.S. & Arikan, N. (2019). Children’s Geometric Understanding through Digital Activities: The Case of Basic Geometric Shapes . International Journal of Progressive Education, 15(3), 108-122. doi: 10.29329/ijpe.2019.193.8

Harvard
Ozcakir, B., Konca, A. and Arikan, N. (2019). Children’s Geometric Understanding through Digital Activities: The Case of Basic Geometric Shapes . International Journal of Progressive Education, 15(3), pp. 108-122.

Chicago 16th edition
Ozcakir, Bilal, Ahmet Sami Konca and Nihat Arikan (2019). "Children’s Geometric Understanding through Digital Activities: The Case of Basic Geometric Shapes ". International Journal of Progressive Education 15 (3):108-122. doi:10.29329/ijpe.2019.193.8.

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